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Survey of Primary Care and Mental Health Prescribers’ Perspectives on Reducing Opioid and Benzodiazepine Co-Prescribing Among Veterans

Due to the involvement of opioids and benzodiazepines in rising pharmaceutical overdoses, a reduction in coprescribing of these medications is a national priority, particularly among patients with substance use disorders and other high-risk conditions. However, little is known about primary […]
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Obama Administration Funds New Projects to Disrupt Prescription Opioid, Fentanyl and Heroin Trafficking

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY Washington, DC 20503 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 CONTACT: ONDCP Public Affairs: 202-395-6618 [email protected] Washington, D.C. – Today, the Obama Administration announced $17 million in funding from […]
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A pilot randomized clinical trial of an intervention to reduce overdose risk behaviors among emergency department patients at risk for prescription opioid overdose

Prescription opioid overdose is a significant public health problem. Interventions to prevent overdose risk behaviors among high-risk patients are lacking. This study examined the impact of a motivational intervention to reduce opioid misuse and overdose risk behaviors.
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Stakeholders’ Challenges and Red Flag Warning Signs Related to Prescribing and Dispensing Controlled Substances

Healthcare practitioners, pharmacists, manufacturers, and wholesale distributors developed a consensus document detailing the challenges of prescription misuse, highlighting red flag warning signs for practitioners to detect diversion, misuse, and abuse of controlled substance medications, and identifying aberrant behavior indicators.
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Ending Opioid Abuse

Every day, 46 Americans die from an overdose of prescription opioid narcotics such as Vicodin, OxyContin, and methadone. These drugs are commonly prescribed in every community. Overdoses from opioids are a serious problem across the country and opioid prescribing varies […]
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A Naturalistic Comparison of the Effectiveness of Methadone and Two Sublingual Formulations of Buprenorphine on Maintenance Treatment Outcomes: Findings From a Retrospective Multisite Study

The objective of this retrospective multisite study sought to compare the effectiveness of the 3 most commonly prescribed maintenance medications in the United States indicated for the treatment of opioid use disorder in reducing illicit drug use and retaining patients […]
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